Jack Yu (badminton) was the youngest member of Australia’s badminton team in Birmingham where the year 12 high school student and older sister Angela Yu became just the second pair of brother-sister siblings to represent Australia in badminton at the Commonwealth Games after Darren McDonald and Julie McDonald. At the Games, Jack reached the quarter finals of the men’s doubles with Hoang (Tran) Pham and was eliminated in the round of 16 in the mixed doubles with Kaitlyn Ea. After winning the Australian under-19 men’s doubles title in July 2019, Yu made the sport take notice after claiming some big scalps on his 15th birthday at the South Australian International in 2019. He lost to eventual gold medallist and Birmingham 2022 teammate Jacob Schueler in the quarter-finals at the 2022 Australian Championships. He was then bundled out in the third round of the 2022 Oceania titles by Athi Selladurai. Yu plays at the Dragon Badminton Club in Brisbane and was part of the Queensland team that claimed the Ede Clendinnen Shield for the first time in 2022, awarded to the winner National Teams’ Championship. Jack and Angela are coached by their mother He Tian (Rosie) Tang who won bronze at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games after previously winning Olympic bronze for China in Atlanta in 1996. Their father Yu Qi also played for the Chinese national team before coming to Australia to coach the national team.
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